The Birkin

The Birkin

Who could have imagined that one of the most coveted objects of recent decades would be born in the sky, in 1984, on a flight from Paris to London?
British actress Jane Birkin, sitting next to Jean-Louis Dumas, Executive Chairman of Hermès (1978-2006), was complaining that she couldn’t find a bag suitable for her needs as a young mother.
A born creator with a keen eye, he immediately sketched a supple and spacious rectangular holdall with a burnished flap and saddle stitching. 
With a dedicated space for baby bottles!

2009, the year of the Birkin Shadow

  • A Birkin bag has a simple rectangular shape. So why not make use of its geometry? This Birkin Shadow plays on trompe-l’œil: are the side straps real or a simple depiction? When viewed from a perpendicular angle, the illusion of relief is deliciously disconcerting. A Birkin bag of mischief, but a real bag, in case you were wondering.

The Birkin family

  • The Birkin Fray Fray

    Are you familiar with the art of transforming uniqueness into a signature detail? The Birkin Fray Fray illustrates this perfectly, as the iconic bag is made lighter with a version in Twill H cotton canvas, which has the characteristic of being easily unravelled. The trick is ingenious: finish the edges of the bag in mini-fringing for a frayed effect, and give it an unmistakably relaxed and on-trend look. True to its function as a large tote, the Birkin Fray Fray is the ideal companion for summer excursions in a palette of bright, zesty shades.

  • The Birkin Cargo

    How can a functional bag be made even more functional? By adding five outer pockets, of course! This is the miracle of the Birkin Cargo. Multi-pocketed and multi-practical, this soft and lightweight bag is inspired by military clothing. The ingenious result of the leather inlay work combined with the canvas assembly make it a very robust bag. It is ready for everything – it even has a space for a cup. There are no excuses for not going on an adventure with this first off-road bag.

The Hermès bag on film

A reward for a missing Kelly. A mysterious stranger. Some determined bounty hunters. A western in the purest tradition, where heroes are not always the ones you imagine.

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